Crystallography: So Metal
If you’ll forgive just one crystal pun, I’ll tell you about how the seed for this series started last May...
If you’ll forgive just one crystal pun, I’ll tell you about how the seed for this series started last May when I posted a comic about beards in science. While doing the research, I began to hear rumors or strange practices and seemingly occult practices within the field of x-ray crystallography.
Well, that might be stretching it, but the idea for this series did start kicking around my head after reading about a trick crystallographers use to obtain ideal samples. Veronica admits that it’s much easier for her to obtain a good crystal compared to her organic counterparts.
You can learn more about Veronica’s work in her comic book, Atomic Size Matters!
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